On November 17, 2020, Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 (the “Bill”) was introduced by Canada’s Innovation, Science and Industry Minister, Navdeep Bains, in the House of Commons. The Bill is a first major overhaul of Canada’s federal privacy legislation in the past 20 years, since the enactment of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). The Bill proposes substantial changes to modernize the current privacy laws dealing with the protection of personal information collected, used and disclosed by private sector organizations in Canada.

This is Part 1 of a two-part commentary that summarizes the major changes introduced by the Bill in relation to PIPEDA, and discusses the Bill and the proposed amendments enhancing the rights of individuals. 

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